Unselfishness Still Exists

The owner of the Indianapolis Colts, Jim Irsay, was public in his desire to make Peyton Manning, his star quarterback, the highest paid player in the NFL.  Rather than accepting the $100 million, 5 year deal that he was offered, Manning asked Isray to to knock $10 million off the price tag and use that money to re-sign his teammates in order to keep the team as competitive as possible.  Granted, $18 million per year over 5 years does not exactly leave Manning suffering, but it is rare to see anyone turn down money in order to help their team.  This move by Manning is also notable because the $100 million deal would have made him the highest-paid NFL player of all time.

It reminds me of when Tim Duncan, arguably the most unselfish star athlete of all time, turned down a max contract from the San Antonio Spurs in order for a number of his teammates to be resigned.

Source: Peyton Manning Resisting Colts Efforts to Make Highest Paid Player?


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